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The Way of a Pilgrim, or The Pilgrim's Tale is the English title of a 19th-century Russian work, recounting the .

The Way of a Pilgrim, or The Pilgrim's Tale is the English title of a 19th-century Russian work, recounting the narrator's journey as a mendicant pilgrim while practising the Jesus Prayer. The pilgrim's travels take him through southern and central Ukraine, Russia, and Siberia. In an introduction to the translation by Olga Savin, Thomas Hopko describes the book as a "spiritual classic" which teaches that ceaseless prayer is not only the goal, and the one thing worth living for, but is "life itself.

The Way of a Pilgrim book. The narrator, an unnamed nineteenth-century peasant, sets out on his pilgrimage with nothing but a Bible, rosary, an A stunning tale of spiritual journey, prayer, and detachment told by a Christian pilgrim.

Translated by Olga Savin. Olga Savin provides a highly readable translation of this essential text of Eastern Orthodox spirituality. The pilgrim's journeys and his various encounters are recounted in an appealing, unaffected manner, and Savin's flowing translation serves this tone well. Publishers Weekly Religion Bookline show more. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

The Way of a Pilgrim. Translated by Olga Savin. The narrator, an unnamed nineteenth-century peasant, sets out on his pilgrimage with nothing but a Bible, rosary, and some dried bread. As he walks, he recites the Jesus prayer ( Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me )–a prayer that is said to quiet anxiety and fill the heart with love for all creation. With this prayer constantly on his lips, the pilgrim undergoes a profound spiritual education.

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The Way of a Pilgrim is the English title of a 19th century anonymous Russian, seemingly autobiographical, work, possibly by an Athonite monk, detailing the narrator's journey across the country while practicing the Jesus Prayer devoutly, with . .

The Way of a Pilgrim is the English title of a 19th century anonymous Russian, seemingly autobiographical, work, possibly by an Athonite monk, detailing the narrator's journey across the country while practicing the Jesus Prayer devoutly, with the help of a prayer rope and the study of the Philokalia. The Russian title of the book is actually much longer than its English translation: "Откровенные рассказы странника духовному своему отцу" - literally, "Candid tales of a pilgrim to his spiritual father'.

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A new translation of the modern classic of pilgrimage and prayer, in a miniature edition. Recounted in this abridged version of the book are the anonymous pilgrim's experiences wandering with the "Jesus prayer" from shrine to shrine, across Russia and into Siberia. Two-color interior.

Comments: (7)

Jesmi
I have read many great messages and books from evangelical authors on the subject of prayer, but this book goes way deeper and more practical than all of them combined. The call of God in 1 thess 5:17 to pray without ceasing and rejoicing always had been a mystery to me as it was to the author of this book, until he discovered the great practice of early Christians. To have the Name of Jesus at our hearts governing every thought and word even when we are sleeping is a powerful practice of Faith that very few have entered into. The author lays out a strong case for glorifying God with every breath as our call. I have never read a book as powerful as this! Thank you. May every part of my being bow down to the LORD Jesus Christ and may none of us ever hold anything back from our LORD.
Mardin
An amaizing story that captures the reader. Even though i have theological problems with praying the "Jesus prayer" I still thoroughly enjoyed the story.
Gardataur
Excellent
Malak
Those on the spiritually path will feel very inspired by this pilgrim!
This is the kind of audio book you will listen to over and over again.
This pilgrim shows how a real seeker of God thinks. He shows how to pursue
God with a passion. People of all religious backgrounds can enjoy this
journey with this sincere pilgrim.
Mamuro
Wonderfully enlightening and meaningful!!
Vudomuro
Wonderful condition when received. Thanks so much.
Pedora
For a person wishing to improve their prayer life and spiritual life, I highly recommend this book. It is very inspirational.
I have read books on spirituality from many religious traditions, but I had never read "The Way of a Pilgrim", an anonymous work from the middle or late 19th Century in the Russian Orthodox tradition. I came to the book by way of the late J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey" Franny and Zooey which I also had the opportunity to read of late. For those readers unfamiliar with it, Salinger's book consists of two interrelated short stories which center on two precocious young people, Franny Glass, 20, and her brother, Zooey Glass, 25. Franny is spending a college football weekend with her boyfriend, Lane. The weekend comes to disaster because Franny is preoccupied with reading "The Way of a Pilgrim". She discusses the book with Lane, who is uninterested. In the second story, Franny is at home in New York City after the weekend and appears on the verge of nervous collapse. Her brother Zooey engages her in a pair of conversations which center upon Franny's reading of "The Way of the Pilgrim," Zooey tries to get his sister, and himself, to understand the book. He also tries to get Franny to move ahead with her life rather than to self-destruct.

I was fascinated by Salinger's treatment of and obvious affection for "The Way of a Pilgrim" and read it immediately upon finishing "Franny and Zooey". The book that came to hand was an edition published in 1996 translated by Olga Savin with an Forework by the famous American Russian Orthodox priest, Father Thomas Hopko. There is a latter edition of "The Way of a Pilgrim" which also includes the successor volume "A Pilgrim Continues on his Way" translated by Savin, The Way of a Pilgrim and A Pilgrim Continues on His Way (Shambhala Classics) that remains in print. I did not read that edition.

Probably most secular American readers come to "The Way of a Pilgrim" from reading Salinger. It is very valuable to study the book from the outside, so to speak, as with other religious books. It is also important to remember, as Father Hopko reminds the reader, that the book is also part of a specific religious heritage.

"The Way of a Pilgrim" is a short book told in four brief chapters called Narratives. It is told in the first person by a wanderer through Russia of peasant background and with a withered arm. The reader learns something of his history only gradually, mostly in the Third Narrative of the book. At the age of 20, after the death of his wife, the narrator is attending a church service where he hears the reading of Thessalonians with the text "Pray without ceasing." (1 Thess. 5:17) He begins to wander in search of someone who can explain prayer to him. After some false leads, the narrator meets an elderly monk, a starets, who shows him how to recite the Jesus Prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me" and gives him some instruction to deepen his understanding. The starets also advises the pilgrim to study an early collection called the "Philokalia" which consists of mystical and ascetical writing of early Fathers of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The nameless pilgrim wanders throughout Russia reciting the Jesus Prayer, reading the Philokalia, and internalizing his spiritual understanding. He begins his wanderings at age 20 and recounts his story to his Spritual Father at age 33 while he is trying to secure passage to Jerusalem. He tells the reader of his deepening understanding of the Jesus prayer during his wandering, mendicant life.

Most people love stories, and "The Way of a Pilgrim" includes many. The wanderer meets many people during his journey, and makes stops along the way to perform work for brief times that he can do consistently with maintaining his spiritual practice. He meets people good and bad, criminals who try to rob him, a young girl fleeing from a proposed arranged marriage, priests, other wanderers, clerks, and many others. Many of these people have their own stories to tell of their spiritual lives. The wanderer receives instruction from some about the Jesus Prayer and ultimately instructs others.

In "Franny and Zooey" , Franny recounts at some length (p. 34), the part of "The Way of a Pilgrim" which most impressed her. It is a long section late in the book in which some small children invite the wanderer to their home, telling him (in the Salinger) that "You must come home to Mummy. She likes beggars.") The wanderer goes to the home where he is warmly received by the children's mother and father and learns their stories. The pilgrim is invited to dinner, which is attended by a number of other people who turn out to be servants of the family, described by the husband as "sisters in Christ." Franny observes that "I mean I loved the pilgrim wanting to know who all the ladies were." (p.34, Salinger)

A portion of the book I liked occurs somewhat later,with the same people, when the pilgrim is having dinner with the family and with a priest following a service. The priest recounts the mundane chores he needs to perform, tending the farm and his children, and how he lacks time for study. The pilgrim momentarily feels sorry for him until the wife tells him that "Father speaks this way from humility. He always humbles himself, but he is righteous and the kindest of men. He has been a widower for twenty years now and has been raisng a whole family of grandchildren, as well as serving frequent services in church." The narrator then remembers the following teaching from the Philokalia:

"He who has attained to genuine prayer and love no longer puts things into categories. He does not separate the righteous from the sinners, but loves all equally and does not judge them, just as God gives the sun to shine and the rain to fall both on the just and the unjust."

I was pleased that Salinger's book led me to "The Way of a Pilgrim". I learned from the book. I can understand why Salinger paid such great attention to it in "Franny and Zooey".

Robin Friedman
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Author: Olga Savin
ISBN: 0877736278
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Shambhala; 1st edition (November 5, 1991)
Pages: 153 pages